Diffrence between Guniea fowl and Chickens

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chicken03, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Chicken03

    Chicken03 Songster

    Mar 20, 2009
    Western Pa
    Whats the diffrence between a guniea fowl and a chicken besides a how they look. Do they stay in coops? Can they fly or just flutter? Do they lay as many eggs?
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    the can fly right over the barn [​IMG] the guineas, they are also a lot nosier. but if you got ticks they are the best, if your looking for egg stick with chickens, they mostly will not go in.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2009
  3. Lophura

    Lophura Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    Holden, Missouri
    Quote:Different families and species (chickens are domesticated Red Junglefowl, in Phasianidae & Guineafowl are domesticated Helmeted Guineafowl in Numididae). Free-range Guineafowl will often roost indoors if they are comfortable in the area, or will use trees. They fly very well and will roam quite far from their home. The wild versions will lay up to 30 eggs per clutch, so I assume the domestics will lay more.

    Check out - http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/ and http://www.gfba.org/

    are cool birds. We keep a couple that free-range with our other domestic birds for tick control and to alarm us when there is something going on.

  4. Guineas need more than two to thrive. They seem to need about 4 to make what is called the "unimind". THey Continually talk to each other and can alert to just about any thing. This is why you need more than 2 because they will alert to just about anything.

    They fly very remarkably. I have seen my Guineas fly well above the chicken barn and over to another building 100 feet away and land on this roof. So you will not be able to keep them fenced in.

    They do go to the chicken bard at night, but I trained them and have had them from day olds.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If only I could move to my farm.... I'd have large flock of Gunieas, quail and pheasants.

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